This year’s WWE Draft brings the end to several tag teams in WWE. Such stables include Nox & Shotzi, T-Bar & Mace, The Way, and perhaps most notable of all, The New Day. Allow me to explain why this might not have been the best direction to go with the stable.
I’m sure you’ve all heard it by now. You probably think about it every time you find yourself watching a tag team match on WWE programming. As you’re sitting there, glaring at the tv screen; the thought of “You know, tag team wrestling just isn’t what it used to be” has probably crossed your mind on more than one occasion.
The sad part about it is, it’s not entirely just nostalgia or some biases you hold based on those sweet childhood memories you keep stored so snugly in your dome piece.
It’s partially true.
When you think of a team like The New Day and the fact that they’re still going strong in some capacity; there’s no way anyone in their right mind is going to tell you this division is dead… just don’t be surprised if some proclaim that it’s on life support.
When a random tag team like Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley are suddenly your new WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions after only a couple of months of forming a stable, it’s not hard to see why. No matter the gender and no matter the division, tag team wrestling just doesn’t feel as important as it once was.
But then there’s Big E, Kofi Kingston, and Xavier Woods.
Over the years, The New Day has gone to war as a trio, they’ve been through struggles as a trio, they’ve accomplished being the greatest stable in WWE, not as a tag team, but in fact, as a trio.
When chants of “New Day Sucks” filled every arena that the stable wrestled in, this wasn’t enough for the team to disband. Instead, WWE waited it out, and now the “New Day Sucks” chant that was used to mock them at one point, has now turned into three iconic words that pretty much every wrestling fan can agree with: “New Day Rocks.”
At a time where tag team wrestling is up for debate on whether it’s pushing up daisies 6 feet underground, why split up one of the most decorated tag teams in WWE history? They’re at their best when it’s a three-man squad.
That’s where the money’s always been when it comes to The New Day and that’s why breaking them up was a terrible mistake.